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Why credit ratings need to reflect ESG

ESG relevance scores and ESG-dedicated sections in ratings commentaries are examples of how ratings agencies are addressing demand for analysis of such risk factors in fixed income, the PRI’s Carmen Nuzzo says. Managing data for good comparisons will be a challenge going forward.
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OPTrust ready to jump on bonds

Staying fully funded is priority for the C$20 billion OPTrust, reflected in everything from the name of its annual report to its scaling down of equities, to manoeuvring for high-yield debt.
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The Development of Local Debt Markets in Asia

This IMF working paper makes an assessment of the progress made in developing local debt markets in emerging Asia. Market development has been limited by hurdles confronting borrowers and lenders, current and potential liquidity providers, and insufficient support from government policies and regulations. The papers says, with rapid economic growth in Asia, a key challenge […]